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Hearing Aid, Air Conduction, Transcutaneous System

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Product Code
Definition
The transcutaneous air conduction hearing aid system is a wearable sound-amplifying device that is intended to compensate for impaired hearing. It consists of an air conduction hearing aid attached to a surgically fitted tube system. The tube creates an air channel through the soft tissue between outer ear canal and the post-auricular region of the pinna (ear). The air conduction hearing aid attaches to the post-auricular opening of the tube, thereby transmiting amplified sound to the ear canal without occluding the canal.
Regulation Medical Specialty
Ear, Nose, Throat
Review Panel
Ear, Nose, Throat
Submission Type
510(K)
Device Classification
Class 2
Regulation Number
874.3950
GMP Exempt?
No
Summary Malfunction Reporting
Eligible
Implanted Device
Yes
Life-Sustain/Support Device
No
Third Party Review
Not Third Party Eligible

CFR § 874.3950 Transcutaneous air conduction hearing aid system

§ 874.3950 Transcutaneous air conduction hearing aid system.

(a) Identification. A transcutaneous air conduction hearing aid system is a wearable sound-amplifying device intended to compensate for impaired hearing without occluding the ear canal. The device consists of an air conduction hearing aid attached to a surgically fitted tube system, which is placed through soft tissue between the post auricular region and the outer ear canal.

(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The special control for this device is FDA's guidance document entitled “Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Transcutaneous Air Conduction Hearing Aid System (TACHAS); Guidance for Industry and FDA.” See § 874.1 for the availability of this guidance document.

[67 FR 67790, Nov. 7, 2002]

Hearing Aid, Air Conduction, Transcutaneous System

Page Type
Product Code
Definition
The transcutaneous air conduction hearing aid system is a wearable sound-amplifying device that is intended to compensate for impaired hearing. It consists of an air conduction hearing aid attached to a surgically fitted tube system. The tube creates an air channel through the soft tissue between outer ear canal and the post-auricular region of the pinna (ear). The air conduction hearing aid attaches to the post-auricular opening of the tube, thereby transmiting amplified sound to the ear canal without occluding the canal.
Regulation Medical Specialty
Ear, Nose, Throat
Review Panel
Ear, Nose, Throat
Submission Type
510(K)
Device Classification
Class 2
Regulation Number
874.3950
GMP Exempt?
No
Summary Malfunction Reporting
Eligible
Implanted Device
Yes
Life-Sustain/Support Device
No
Third Party Review
Not Third Party Eligible

CFR § 874.3950 Transcutaneous air conduction hearing aid system

§ 874.3950 Transcutaneous air conduction hearing aid system.

(a) Identification. A transcutaneous air conduction hearing aid system is a wearable sound-amplifying device intended to compensate for impaired hearing without occluding the ear canal. The device consists of an air conduction hearing aid attached to a surgically fitted tube system, which is placed through soft tissue between the post auricular region and the outer ear canal.

(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The special control for this device is FDA's guidance document entitled “Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Transcutaneous Air Conduction Hearing Aid System (TACHAS); Guidance for Industry and FDA.” See § 874.1 for the availability of this guidance document.

[67 FR 67790, Nov. 7, 2002]